Pokémon – Old Gateau

With the return of Gourmet Gaming, I felt a return to the classics (in terms of both food and games) as a gentle ease in would be best. Pokémon recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ where gamers set aside their differences and took part in some (mostly) jolly co-operation in a bid to become Pokémon master. When it came to the Old Gateau, I decided to base the recipe on the traditional Japanese treat of Uirō, which is rather similar to Mochi in texture and taste. I decided only a sweet from the Edo period could have survived so long in the Old Chateau. I like to think maybe it’s the final tasty evolution of a Gengar…
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This recipe serves 6-10.
What you will need: A sieve, a large mixing bowl, a whisk, a measuring jug, a microwavable container and a microwave.
Ingredients:
100g / ¾ Cup Rice Flour
80g / ⅓ Cup Caster/Superfine Sugar
Pinch of Salt
300ml / 1⅓ Cup Warm Water
Violet Flavouring (or any flavouring you prefer)
Violet Food Colouring
Making the Old Gateau:
Sieve the Rice Flour, Sugar and Salt together into a bowl. Slowly pour in the Water while continually whisking to ensure no lumps form.
Add 1-2 drops of the Violet Flavouring, or whatever flavour you’ve chosen, and several drops of the Violet Food Colouring until the desired shade is achieved.
Sieve the mixture into a microwave proof container, then cover with cling film/saran wrap. Poke some holes in the covering to allow some of the steam out.
Cook the mixture for 04:25 in an 800 Watt microwave – this time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. Here’s a useful guide to help you adjust the time accordingly.
Once done, remove the container from the microwave and remove the cover. Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes before recovering and placing in the fridge to cool completely.
Once cooled, remove the Uirō and slice it into small chunks to serve.

The Uirō is an unusual texture and taste, and is certainly not for everyone - especially if you chose to add the violet flavouring (although I’m quite a fan of sweet flower flavoured treats). But if you can appreciate the light simplicity, it’s wonderful.
Like this? You might also enjoy the Pokémon – Lava Cookies.

Pokémon – Old Gateau

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With the return of Gourmet Gaming, I felt a return to the classics (in terms of both food and games) as a gentle ease in would be best. Pokémon recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ where gamers set aside their differences and took part in some (mostly) jolly co-operation in a bid to become Pokémon master. When it came to the Old Gateau, I decided to base the recipe on the traditional Japanese treat of Uirō, which is rather similar to Mochi in texture and taste. I decided only a sweet from the Edo period could have survived so long in the Old Chateau. I like to think maybe it’s the final tasty evolution of a Gengar…

Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!

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Gourmet Gaming’s rather personal GOTY list about games from 2012…
Best food:
Guild Wars 2
One of my favourite Gourmet Gaming posts of the year was the Guild Wars 2 Chocolate Omnomberry Cake!
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Worst food:
Dishonored
If there’s one place I wouldn’t want to live it would be the city of Dunwall. Jellied Eels and Brined Hagfish are just a few of the ‘delicacies' on offer.
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Best game to play while eating:
Halo 4
There are plenty of cutscenes which provide the perfect opportunity for face-stuffing. Play co-op to double these snack chances.
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Most unexpected food in a game:
Legend of Grimrock – Blueberry Pie
Lost somewhere in the endless labyrinth of stone tunnels there is a blueberry pie. How, why… what? At least it’s not a Baked Maggot.
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Character most likely to get diabetes:
Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw)
Sure, she’s fit now, but Juliet’s diet of lollipops and junk food wont be doing her any favours for the future.
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Best food and game partnership:
Hitman: Absolution and Rustlers
Came with a buy-one-get-one-free voucher for Rustlers’ microwave burgers in the UK; Zero to tasty in Agent 47 seconds. Apparently.
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Game that should have had food:
Borderlands 2
I love the Borderlands universe and the seemingly endless loot. But Gearbox, Y U NO randomly generate noms?!
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Most brutal rationing in a game:
The Walking Dead
There were few things emotionally harder this year than playing The Walking Dead and deciding who got what to eat.
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Most anticipated foods for 2013:
Grand Theft Auto V
GTA has always delivered on bizarrely awesome foods and in-game franchises. I’m hoping GTA:V is no exception.
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Ni No Kuni
The cutest ice-cream sundaes and curries have been spied…

Gourmet Gaming’s rather personal GOTY list about games from 2012…

Best food:

Guild Wars 2

One of my favourite Gourmet Gaming posts of the year was the Guild Wars 2 Chocolate Omnomberry Cake!

-

Worst food:

Dishonored

If there’s one place I wouldn’t want to live it would be the city of Dunwall. Jellied Eels and Brined Hagfish are just a few of the ‘delicacies' on offer.

-

Best game to play while eating:

Halo 4

There are plenty of cutscenes which provide the perfect opportunity for face-stuffing. Play co-op to double these snack chances.

-

Most unexpected food in a game:

Legend of Grimrock – Blueberry Pie

Lost somewhere in the endless labyrinth of stone tunnels there is a blueberry pie. How, why… what? At least it’s not a Baked Maggot.

-

Character most likely to get diabetes:

Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw)

Sure, she’s fit now, but Juliet’s diet of lollipops and junk food wont be doing her any favours for the future.

-

Best food and game partnership:

Hitman: Absolution and Rustlers

Came with a buy-one-get-one-free voucher for Rustlers’ microwave burgers in the UK; Zero to tasty in Agent 47 seconds. Apparently.

-

Game that should have had food:

Borderlands 2

I love the Borderlands universe and the seemingly endless loot. But Gearbox, Y U NO randomly generate noms?!

-

Most brutal rationing in a game:

The Walking Dead

There were few things emotionally harder this year than playing The Walking Dead and deciding who got what to eat.

-

Most anticipated foods for 2013:

Grand Theft Auto V

GTA has always delivered on bizarrely awesome foods and in-game franchises. I’m hoping GTA:V is no exception.

-

Ni No Kuni

The cutest ice-cream sundaes and curries have been spied…